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Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?

Mar 31, 2012, 06:15
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Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
there are a few programs i know of that allow editing in tiled view (as in it tiles the image you are working on endlessly across the screen, so you cant see its edges, drawing off the edge simply goes on to the opposite side, perfect for textures)

anyway, pixen is the only one i can remember, which is only for mac, which i no longer have, and it was rather simple. i know of some others, but not by name.

is there some sort of plugin for gimp that would allow me to edit in tiled view like that? the make seamless option is really not that great for texturing things that have a very specific pattern to them... its only good for more natural patterns.
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Mar 31, 2012, 08:14
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
Doing this would require much more than a plugin.

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Mar 31, 2012, 21:11
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
like what? there are image editors out there already that have the option, usually under the view tab. most of these are very simple editors however...
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Mar 31, 2012, 21:19
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(Mar 31, 2012 21:11)13thvulture Wrote:  like what? there are image editors out there already that have the option, usually under the view tab. most of these are very simple editors however...
This changes the way the brush works at the edges. And in a powerful application it has plenty of implications, for instance on selections and on paths.

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Mar 31, 2012, 21:56
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
so are there any methods of making seamless textures manually?
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Mar 31, 2012, 22:38
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
I had to do something like that once, what I did:

- create tile rectangle
- work on medians
- split in four quadrants: make 4 copies, erase the three quadrants you don't need in each
- swap the quadrants diagonally
- merge the 4 layers
- work on medians again

Done.

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Apr 1, 2012, 00:59
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
i suppose that would work for small pixel art, but if you are using the healing tool, it wouldnt quite connect, since you would not be able to make it exactly the same on opposing sides...
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Apr 1, 2012, 01:14
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
(Apr 1, 2012 00:59)13thvulture Wrote:  i suppose that would work for small pixel art, but if you are using the healing tool, it wouldnt quite connect, since you would not be able to make it exactly the same on opposing sides...
You didn't try... the split/swap means you cut after painting. No seams!

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Apr 1, 2012, 01:59
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
well, if you are describing what i think you are describing, then i wouldn't need to try to know it wouldn't work, however im thinking i misunderstand some of your terms. im self-taught at gimp, so... ill grab a dictionary and read over what you said again, i think.
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May 16, 2012, 21:07 (This post was last modified: May 16, 2012 21:08 by keizgon.)
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RE: Is there a plugin that allows editing in tiled view?
@Ofnuts: Being avid at trying to make tiles seemlessly like that in GIMP, it is not an efficient, quick, or good enough of a solution. Yes, I've done it many times, but it is a horrible method compared to what 13thvulture is asking. This type of feature would be very useful for me as well as I draw map tiles all the time for game art, whether it being pixel or digital.

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